532. Emberiza yessoensis

532. JAPANESE REED-BUNTING.
EMBERIZA YESSOENSIS.
Emberiza, yessoensis (Swinhoe), Ibis, 1874, p. 161 ; Seebohm, Ibis, 1879, p. 39, pl. i. fig, 2 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 486 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 132.
Male ad. (Japan). Head, neck, and throat black ; supercilium, widening towards the back, buffy white ; upper parts sandy rufous, the dorsal leathers, inner secondaries, and wing-coverts marked with black and margined with chestnut and creamy buff ; primaries blackish brown with rufous buff margins ; middle rectrices warm sandy brown, the rest blackish with much white on the outermost, dwindling to the third ; under parts white, the flanks washed with sandy buff ; beak dark horn ; legs reddish brown ; iris brown. Culmen 0.38, wing 2.5, tail 2.48, tarsus 0.72 inch. The female differs in being duller, the black on the crown and sides of the head marked with brown, and the throat white marked with black on the lower part.
Hab. Japan.
I do not find any particulars on record respecting the habits of this Bunting, which is peculiar to Japan, nor are its eggs known, but it breeds on Fuji-Yama.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
532. Emberiza yessoensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
532
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
370
Common name: 
Japanese Reed Bunting
M_ID: 
32119
M_CN: 
Japanese Reed Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza yessoensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10442

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